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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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Foo Fighters on New Album: ‘It’s F—ing On’

Foo Fighters have been somewhat quiet over the last few months, popping up long enough to let fans know that writing was under way on their new album and playing a few late year dates in Mexico in 2013 just to get in the vibe of playing music again. But now Foo Fighters have a message for all of their patiently waiting fans: "It's F---ing ON!"

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Blessthefall Books ‘Hollow Bodies’ North American Tour

Blessthefall is returning to the road this spring, and they're bringing along an impressive lineup for the 2014 "Hollow Bodies" North American tour.

Silverstein, the Amity Affliction, Secrets and Heartist will fill out the bill, which is being sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink.

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The Devil Wears Prada Tapped To Headline 2014 Take Action Tour

The Devil Wears Prada will not only move people with their music this spring, but they'll also have the opportunity to move music fans to action. The band has signed on to headline the annual Sub City Take Action Tour, which will run March 12 - April 2 this year.

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Sick Puppies and Lacuna Coil Headline Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour

With apologies to Shim Moore and Andrea Ferro, it's pretty clear where the focus will be on the upcoming Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.

The Sick Puppies and Lacuna Coil vocalists' respective bandmates -- bassist Emma Anzai and co-singer Cristina Scabbia -- have inspired the trek's moniker.

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Classic Black Sabbath Albums Finally Made Available via iTunes

For fans who like to get their music online, iTunes is one of the leading providers, but even the download giant has a few noticeable gaps in their catalog. One of those gaps has now been filled as for the first time, the full catalog from the original Black Sabbath lineup is now available digitally.

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Devour the Day, ‘Move On’ – Lyric Video Premiere

Devour the Day were one of 2013's big success stories and the group is looking to carry over that momentum into 2014. The duo is just about to re-issue their 'Time & Pressure' album with bonus content this week and they're also exclusively premiering their new lyric video for 'Move On' right here at Loudwire.

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Butcher Babies Unleash ‘I Smell a Massacre’ [Video]

If you're looking for something to keep you warm during the winter months, how about Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey pulling off an incendiary performance with their band Butcher Babies while rocking amidst the sweaty crowds on tour last summer?

That's the basis for the band's new video for "I Smell a Massacre."

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